Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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  1. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The leather is the same (Weinheimer calfskin for the most part, but they also stock exotics, cordovans, and deadstock C.Freudenbergs). Full handmade shoes have hand stitched bottoms, which allows tighter fit in the arch/instep areas. They are finished a lot nicer too (the bottom). I haven't had a careful look at their original lasts, but yes, they look quite enticing at $1200. However, I think they are only available at their current locations, and no where else.

    As for Corno Blu, the atelier in Fukuoka is the only place that takes MTO orders year round. Perhaps our friend Bespoke_Makers can tell you more about Coccinella's schedule. The Isetan-Mitsukoshi department store in Osaka, or BEAMS may carry the RTW line though...
     


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    Thanks NC. Too bad the Nov trip is going to be real tight, if not could hit Kobe for Spigola or Il Quadrifoglio. So near yet so far [​IMG].
     


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    Next trunk show at Coccinella, the days are undecided.
    After that has been decided, I will inform.
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The elusive Emori Custom Shoemaker

    This must be the first Emori bespoke posted on this thread....

    Sorry they're not something I often see in the wild.... :)

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    Mr. Emori Daizo does full handmade bespoke only, for ¥150,000~ (yes you heard it, for $1500 USD).
    You don't have to choose pink for your sole. :D
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Il Quadrifoglio by Atsushi Qnai

    Jodhpur Boots in goat suede, Bespoke for a client

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    Qnai san will be in town til Monday to take orders!
     
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    Alter Senior member

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    Just realized that the il Quadrifoglio workshop is not far from where I live. Anyone know if he operates a shop there also, or what retailers in Kobe or Osaka carry his products? I am interested in his card cases. And shoes.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wow! :drool:

    While not exactly a store, Mr. and Mrs. Qnai's atelier is open for taking orders (I suppose by appointment only). They have a sizeable collection of bespoke samples (shoes, leather goods). I'm not sure where he does his trunk shows in the Kansai area, perhaps Bespoke-Makers san knows. Regardless, if you live close by, you should get it directly from them. For his shoes, I believe Qnai san charges ¥20000 less if ordered direct vs. what I pay @ the trunk show in Tokyo.
     


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    Thanks BM. Will follow this thread like a hawk.
     


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    Awesome !
    He has a good aesthetic sense.
    These boots are very sophisticated appearance.
     


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    These boots are very sophisticated appearance.

    I agree. He is one of my favorite in this thread. I am interested in hearing about the fitting.
     


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    I guess you're right,N-C.
    Hi Alter.
    If you would like to visit the workshop, please contact him. (By Appointment Only.)
    Can you speak Japanese? If so,I think it will be easy.
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    The name of his wife is Yucca.
    She made seamless small leather goods.
    Card case is made to order.

    Please use this as reference.
    http://ilquadrifoglio-kobe.com/

    http://ilquadrifoglio.tumblr.com/
     
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  13. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    Thanks BM! Nihongo wa pera pera ja nai demo...tabun diajobu desu. Those small leather pieces are beautiful and I need a new card case these days. Sorry to go off-topic but could you, or Nutcracker, recommend a good belt-maker in Kobe, Osaka or Tokyo?
     


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    I don't know much about japanese bespoke makers, but from going through the pics in this thread it looks like they have a preference for chiseled toeboxes. Is that right or just a coincidence?
     


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    I have heard some talk about Japanese Cordovan. NC, are you aware of any factories in Japan that are producing this? Any cordwainers who are using it?
     


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